The Minnesota football team held its first spring game under Tracy Claeys on Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. [ MORE: Watch a replay of the Minnesota spring game on BTN2Go ] Leading up to it all, BTN cameras followed Claeys, the longtime Jerry Kill assistant, around for an all-access look at a day with the Gophers. Claeys became the interim coach following Kill’s retirement midway through last season, and he earned the full-time position in November. Watch our feature on Claeys in the video above. And, check out some of the top Minnesota spring game highlights below.
Former Ohio State and NFL standout Will Smith was murdered following a traffic accident late Saturday night in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District. Smith, a father of three, was 34. [ MORE: Read OhioStateBuckeyes.com’s full release ] According to New Orleans Police, Smith’s car was struck from behind by an orange Hummer H2, and his vehicle then struck the car in front of his as well. Police say Smith and the driver of the Hummer “exchanged words,” before the driver of the Hummer pulled out a gun and shot Smith multiple times. Smith’s wife, Racquel, was shot twice in the leg.
Due to the weather, Northwestern went with a controlled practice indoors instead of a spring game Saturday morning. No matter, BTN was there to capture some of the highlights, and to talk to a couple of the key participants.
Sometimes the smallest things can make big differences. The sway of a bridge or building caused by wind is barely perceptible for most people, for instance, but Ryan Harne sees a major potential source of energy in what few others even notice. An assistant professor in Ohio State’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Harne has studied vibration-energy harvesting for several years. His research examines how the movements of large structures, like skyscrapers and bridges, could translate into usable energy. “If a bridge weakens steadily over time due to swaying, nowadays it’s quite common to go ahead and either retrofit
With the college basketball season now in the books, fans' focus shifts to recruiting and the new faces that will be on campus next year.
The Minnesota football team held its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium. The first spring game under Tracy Claeys featured two 40-minutes halves of game action, most of which was controlled by the defense.
Nothing was going to keep Austin Cangelosi from recording the out. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] Not even the fence down the first base line. The Indiana first baseman recorded a highlight out Saturday afternoon vs. rival Purdue, hauling in a foul ball before falling over the fence and into the visitor’s dugout. What a catch, huh? Also, how about the hustle and effort out of the umpire? Watch the impressive grab in the video above.
Any win over the nation's No. 1 team is special. So, what Nebraska did to top-ranked Michigan on Friday night is something the team and its fans won't soon forget.
Today, Evanston. Tomorrow, the world. Mark Hersam, a materials science and engineering expert and longtime Northwestern professor, was recently appointed by the U.S. Department of State to a team of five U.S. Science Envoys. The people appointed to these exclusive posts develop partnerships, generate scientific collaboration and foster mutually beneficial relationships between the United States and other nations — things that fit well with Hersam’s own professional philosophy. “In my career to date, I have strived to expedite the transition of fundamental research to societal benefits through education, entrepreneurism and commercialization,” Hersam said. “I believe that these experiences can be applied
Illinois receiver Mike Dudek will miss a second consecutive season after again tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach Lovie Smith said Friday.